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Isolated US defends Trump on Jerusalem at the UN

Isolated US defends Trump on Jerusalem at the UN

UNITED NATIONS: The United States stood alone on Friday (Dec 8) as one after another fellow UN Security Council member criticised its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Merkel ally sees repeat coalition with SPD as 'best option'

Merkel ally sees repeat coalition with SPD as 'best option'

A renewed coalition between Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats is "the best option for Germany", CSU head Horst Seehofer said Sunday, raising hopes for an end to the political impasse.

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EU condemns Russian 'foreign agent' media law as 'threat'

EU condemns Russian 'foreign agent' media law as 'threat'

BRUSSELS: The Russian law classing international media organisations operating in the country as "foreign agents" is a "threat to free and independent media", the European Union said on Sunday (Nov 26).

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General named to head debt-ridden Venezuelan oil company

General named to head debt-ridden Venezuelan oil company

CARACAS: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday (Nov 26) named a general to head debt-ridden PDVSA and ordered a "total restructuring" at the state oil giant, in a move that emphasized military support for his regime.

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40 injured as Spain nightclub floor collapses

40 injured as Spain nightclub floor collapses

TENERIFE, Spain: Forty people were injured after a section of floor at a packed nightclub on Spain's holiday island of Tenerife collapsed on Sunday (Nov 26), sending revellers plunging into the basement, officials said.

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Thousands in Madrid protest violence against women

Thousands in Madrid protest violence against women

MADRID: Thousands took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday (Nov 25) to protest violence against women, just as Spain reels from a grisly trial over an alleged gang rape.

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Poland adopts gradual ban on Sunday shopping

Poland adopts gradual ban on Sunday shopping

WARSAW: Poland adopted legislation on Friday (Nov 24) that will ban most Sunday trading by 2020, with opinion surveys showing that consumers have mixed feelings about the move in the heavily Catholic EU state.

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Pastime for the high and mighty: dodge ball with taxes

Pastime for the high and mighty: dodge ball with taxes

In late October, the recently disclosed Paradise Papers spilled the beans on the concealed wealth of the world’s elite, including prominent Vietnamese tycoons as well as world-renowned, influential politicians and entrepreneurs.

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As Black Friday nears, US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

As Black Friday nears, US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

The photo op with Santa Claus has long been a holiday mainstay for American children. But this year, shopping malls in several states are scheduling glamour shots for man's best friend.

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Russian senators approve 'foreign agents' media bill: Reports

Russian senators approve 'foreign agents' media bill: Reports

MOSCOW: Russia's upper house of parliament on Wednesday (Nov 22) approved a bill which will allow the authorities to list foreign media operating in Russia as "foreign agents", responding to US restrictions on two Russian media outlets, RIA news agency reported.

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Thousands flee over Bali volcano eruption fears

Thousands flee over Bali volcano eruption fears

KARANGASEM, Indonesia: Thousands living in the shadow of a rumbling volcano on Indonesia's resort island of Bali fled on Wednesday (Nov 22) after a small eruption on Tuesday.

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World Trade Center developer settles with United, American over 9/11

World Trade Center developer settles with United, American over 9/11

NEW YORK: The developer of the World Trade Center site in New York has reached a US$95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group, United Continental Holdings and other aviation industry defendants stemming from the Sep 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers' hijacked planes.

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Seven missing after Japan boat found capsized off Palau

Seven missing after Japan boat found capsized off Palau

Japan's coastguard said Tuesday (Nov 21) it was searching for seven missing fishermen - two Japanese and five Indonesians - after their boat capsized in high seas off the western Pacific archipelago of Palau.

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Food bank protest staged outside British PM's office

Food bank protest staged outside British PM's office

LONDON: Campaigners set up a food bank outside British Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street residence on Tuesday (Nov 21) in a protest against austerity policies on the eve of a new national budget being announced.

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Amsterdam, Paris to host key EU agencies after Brexit

Amsterdam, Paris to host key EU agencies after Brexit

BRUSSELS: Amsterdam and Paris on Monday (Nov 20) won the fight to host two major EU agencies when they leave London after Brexit, in a suspenseful vote that eventually had to be decided by the drawing of lots.

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EU ready for 'most ambitious' Brexit trade pact: Barnier

EU ready for 'most ambitious' Brexit trade pact: Barnier

BRUSSELS: EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier said on Monday (Nov 20) the bloc would give Britain its "most ambitious" trade deal - but only if it meets the bloc's stringent Brexit conditions.

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Isolated US defends Trump on Jerusalem at the UN

Isolated US defends Trump on Jerusalem at the UN

UNITED NATIONS: The United States stood alone on Friday (Dec 8) as one after another fellow UN Security Council member criticised its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Merkel ally sees repeat coalition with SPD as 'best option'

Merkel ally sees repeat coalition with SPD as 'best option'

A renewed coalition between Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats is "the best option for Germany", CSU head Horst Seehofer said Sunday, raising hopes for an end to the political impasse.

Read more...
EU condemns Russian 'foreign agent' media law as 'threat'

EU condemns Russian 'foreign agent' media law as 'threat'

BRUSSELS: The Russian law classing international media organisations operating in the country as "foreign agents" is a "threat to free and independent media", the European Union said on Sunday (Nov 26).

Read more...
General named to head debt-ridden Venezuelan oil company

General named to head debt-ridden Venezuelan oil company

CARACAS: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday (Nov 26) named a general to head debt-ridden PDVSA and ordered a "total restructuring" at the state oil giant, in a move that emphasized military support for his regime.

Read more...
40 injured as Spain nightclub floor collapses

40 injured as Spain nightclub floor collapses

TENERIFE, Spain: Forty people were injured after a section of floor at a packed nightclub on Spain's holiday island of Tenerife collapsed on Sunday (Nov 26), sending revellers plunging into the basement, officials said.

Read more...
Thousands in Madrid protest violence against women

Thousands in Madrid protest violence against women

MADRID: Thousands took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday (Nov 25) to protest violence against women, just as Spain reels from a grisly trial over an alleged gang rape.

Read more...
Poland adopts gradual ban on Sunday shopping

Poland adopts gradual ban on Sunday shopping

WARSAW: Poland adopted legislation on Friday (Nov 24) that will ban most Sunday trading by 2020, with opinion surveys showing that consumers have mixed feelings about the move in the heavily Catholic EU state.

Read more...
Pastime for the high and mighty: dodge ball with taxes

Pastime for the high and mighty: dodge ball with taxes

In late October, the recently disclosed Paradise Papers spilled the beans on the concealed wealth of the world’s elite, including prominent Vietnamese tycoons as well as world-renowned, influential politicians and entrepreneurs.

Read more...
As Black Friday nears, US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

As Black Friday nears, US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

The photo op with Santa Claus has long been a holiday mainstay for American children. But this year, shopping malls in several states are scheduling glamour shots for man's best friend.

Read more...
Russian senators approve 'foreign agents' media bill: Reports

Russian senators approve 'foreign agents' media bill: Reports

MOSCOW: Russia's upper house of parliament on Wednesday (Nov 22) approved a bill which will allow the authorities to list foreign media operating in Russia as "foreign agents", responding to US restrictions on two Russian media outlets, RIA news agency reported.

Read more...
Thousands flee over Bali volcano eruption fears

Thousands flee over Bali volcano eruption fears

KARANGASEM, Indonesia: Thousands living in the shadow of a rumbling volcano on Indonesia's resort island of Bali fled on Wednesday (Nov 22) after a small eruption on Tuesday.

Read more...
World Trade Center developer settles with United, American over 9/11

World Trade Center developer settles with United, American over 9/11

NEW YORK: The developer of the World Trade Center site in New York has reached a US$95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group, United Continental Holdings and other aviation industry defendants stemming from the Sep 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers' hijacked planes.

Read more...
Seven missing after Japan boat found capsized off Palau

Seven missing after Japan boat found capsized off Palau

Japan's coastguard said Tuesday (Nov 21) it was searching for seven missing fishermen - two Japanese and five Indonesians - after their boat capsized in high seas off the western Pacific archipelago of Palau.

Read more...
Food bank protest staged outside British PM's office

Food bank protest staged outside British PM's office

LONDON: Campaigners set up a food bank outside British Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street residence on Tuesday (Nov 21) in a protest against austerity policies on the eve of a new national budget being announced.

Read more...
Amsterdam, Paris to host key EU agencies after Brexit

Amsterdam, Paris to host key EU agencies after Brexit

BRUSSELS: Amsterdam and Paris on Monday (Nov 20) won the fight to host two major EU agencies when they leave London after Brexit, in a suspenseful vote that eventually had to be decided by the drawing of lots.

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EU ready for 'most ambitious' Brexit trade pact: Barnier

EU ready for 'most ambitious' Brexit trade pact: Barnier

BRUSSELS: EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier said on Monday (Nov 20) the bloc would give Britain its "most ambitious" trade deal - but only if it meets the bloc's stringent Brexit conditions.

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